Submit calendar items and photos by mail or email. Please include your phone number. Email: email@example.com. Mail: Features, P.O. Box 1968, Muskogee 74402. Information: (918) 684-2922.
HEART HEALTHY COOKING CLASS, 4 to 6 p.m. Sundays, Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church, 622 W. Southside Blvd. Class is free. Information: (404) 438-6645.
JAM SESSIONS, 4 p.m. (music starts at 5 p.m.) Sundays, Down Home Blues Club, 701 D.C. Minner St., Rentiesville. Information: (918) 855-0978.
THREE RIVERS PHOTO CLUB meets at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Mondays of every month, in Art Guild Building, 211 W. Broadway. The club is composed of beginner, intermediate, and advanced photographers. The goal is to offer opportunities to enhance your photography skills. The club has competitions the first Monday of every month judged by certified Photographic Society of America members. The third Monday is for photography instruction and shooting assignments. Membership is not necessary to attend meetings. Information: (918) 683-0825 and leave a message or www.threeriversphotographyclub.com.
A.A. "BROWN BAG" NOON GROUP, Noon to 1 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Grace Chapel at Grace Episcopal Church (the church with the red doors), Sixth and Court streets. Enter through the playground gate, off the south parking lot, and the southwest Chapel door. The coffee is always on. Join them. Information: (918) 687-5416.
DOORWAYS OF HOPE, 5-8 p.m. Mondays, Gospel Rescue Mission, 323 Callahan St. For overcoming habits, hurts and hangups. Meal and big and small group meetings. Program follows faith-based 12-Step Program. Information: (918) 682-3489 or (918) 616-7888. 5-8 p.m. Saturdays, Central Baptist Church, 624 East Side Blvd. Meal and big and small group meetings. Information: (918) 360-5061, (918) 683-2946, or (918) 851-0980.
ENGLISH AS SECOND LANGUAGE CLASSES, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays; 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Muskogee Public Library. Individual classes offered; day and time will be set when enrolled with a tutor. Information: Penny Chastain, adult literacy coordinator, (918) 682-6657.
GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS, 6-7 p.m. every Monday night, First United Methodist Church, 600 E. Okmulgee Ave. Open to the public.
GED AND HiSET PREP, High School dropout? Hard to find a job? Let Wagoner Literacy Center help you get back on track. Information: (918) 485-2741, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
GED MATH CLASSES, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Mondays, Muskogee Public Library. Individual classes offered; day and time will be set when enrolled with a tutor. Information: Penny Chastain, adult literacy coordinator, (918) 682-6657.
GED PREPARATION CLASSES, 9 to 11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Muskogee Public Library. Individual classes are offered, day and time will be set when enrolled with a tutor. Information: Penny Chastain, adult literacy coordinator, (918) 682-6657.
WAGONER LITERACY CENTER COMPUTER CLASSES, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, Wagoner Literacy Center, 2200 W. Wellington, Wagoner. Ongoing computerized, one-on-one, or instructor-led computer classes. Limited seating is available. Class is free. Information/Enrollment: (918) 485-2741.
GOOD TIME DANCERS, 9-11 a.m. every Monday, Kiwanis Senior Citizens Center, 119 Spaulding Blvd. Advanced line dance class led by Mari Kemmer. Information: (918) 684-6310.
LINE DANCING AT HATBOX, 1-3 p.m. Mondays, 640 S. 40th St. Cost: $2, beginner, intermediate and advanced line dances. All ages welcome. Information: (918) 683-3572.
BINGO, 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, American Legion Post 15, 4021 W. Broadway. Single pack, $4; double, $7. Lots of fun for everyone. A service officer will be at the Legion Post from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Thursday for veterans who need help.
FORT GIBSON GENEALOGY & HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 6 p.m. first Monday of each month (except August and January), First United Methodist Church, 302 Beauregard St., Fort Gibson. Handicap entrance is available at the canopy. September, they will meet at the The Barracks at the historic site on North Garrison Avenue for a picnic. Open to the public. Membership dues are $10/year for singles and/or married couples. Find informative facts about the town and people and learn how to research your own people/locations. They have a Genealogy Library (specific to their area) available at the church. It opens at 5 p.m. on meeting day or upon special request. Information: Marcia Elliott, (918) 781-9883; Mable Taylor, (918) 348-0288; or Marcy Smith, (918) 441-4760.
JONITA MULLINS BOOK SIGNING, 11:30 a.m. Aug. 19, Fort Gibson Bakery and Café, 121 N. Lee, Fort Gibson. Book signing for Jonita Mullins’ newest book “Oklahoma Opposites” hosted by Fort Gibson Historical & Genealogy Society. Everyone is invited. Those wishing to eat with them need to RSVP as soon as possible to Marcia Elliott, (918) 781-9883; Mable Taylor, (918) 348-0288; or Marcy Smith, (918) 441-4760.
MUSKOGEE MASONIC LODGE #28 meets at 6:30 p.m. first Monday of each month. Information: (918) 616-5306 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MONDAY MORNING YOGA STRETCH CLASS, 10-11 a.m. Mondays, Presbyterian Church of Muskogee, 2000 Haskell Blvd. New series chair and standing poses. Six classes for $30. Information: Martha Stoodley, (918) 683-2373 or https://www.facebook.com/groups/yogamuskogee/.
ZUMBA CLASSES, 4 p.m. Mondays, 4:30 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. Wednesdays; 10 a.m. Saturdays, Tenkiller Area Community Organization Building, 32247 S. 540 Road, Cookson. Cost: $5 drop in or monthly rate. First class is free. Information: Joyce Bames, (918) 316-0251.
FINE ARTS GALLERY, Muskogee Art Guild, 211 W. Broadway. Framed works are for sale and the building is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The work is changed out every two months. Member-created jewelry and sculpture are displayed.
MUSKOGEE SHUTTERBUG CAMERA CLUB meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month, Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame. Each meeting includes photography education and the previous month's competition results. All levels of photographic experience are welcome. Information: muskogeeshutterbugs.com.
OPEN STUDIO, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, Muskogee Art Guild, 211 W. Broadway. Artists who are 16 or older who want to create and enjoy the company of other artists are welcome. There is no charge. Bring your own supplies and projects. Instruction is available for beginners.
AL-ANON MEETINGS, noon Tuesdays, St. Paul United Methodist Church, 2130 W. Okmulgee Ave.; 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Grace Episcopal Church, 218 N. Sixth St.
CELEBRATE RECOVERY, 10:30-11:30 a.m. every Tuesday, in the Ark of Faith back office. Call Joe Kovac, (918) 682-2893 or sign up online at www.arkoffaith.org.
DIABETES CLASS, 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month, Gaddy Drug. The topic, Sweet Spot, will include diabetes medications and weight loss and will have a workbook. Information and reservations: (918) 682-5584.
FALL PM SWIM LESSONS, Session 1, 5:30-6 p.m. and 6-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Sept. 10-Oct. 3; 5:30-6 p.m. and 6-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Oct. 8-Nov. 7 (taking a break the week of Halloween); 5:30-6 p.m. and 6-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Nov. 12-Dec. 12 (taking a break the week of Thanksgiving), Muskogee Swim & Fitness Center, 566 N. Sixth St. Information: (918) 684-6304 or www.cityofmuskogee.com.
GED CLASSES, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and 5:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Arrowhead Mall next to BancFirst. Free classes, sponsored by Union Public Schools. Information: (918) 681-4199.
GYMNASTICS, Beginners, 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; Intermediate, 3:45 p.m. Mondays, and 4:45 p.m. Tuesdays; Advanced, 4:45 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Fort Gibson Intermediate Elementary School old gym. Pre-registration is 4 p.m. Thursday at the IES old gym. Cost is $25 for weekly classes and $40 for twice-weekly sessions. Sessions run for four weeks. Information: Desi, (918) 478-4981.
MUSKOGEE SHARKS SWIM TEAM TRYOUTS, 6-6:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Muskogee Swim & Fitness Center, 566 N. Sixth St. A youth recreation and a USA competitive swim team is available year-round. Cost: $120 per season and an additional $73 for USA. Information: (918) 684-6304 or www.cityofmuskogee.com.
OVERCOMERS RECOVERY SUPPORT PROGRAM, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Faith-based teaching by G5 Outreach Ministries using a 90-day workbook. For people of all backgrounds to help addictions of drugs, alcohol, gambling, codependency issues, eating disorders, sex addictions, violence, and criminal behaviors. Information: (918) 681-4050.
TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY (TOPS 0618) MUSKOGEE, 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Presbyterian Church of Muskogee, 2000 E. Haskell Blvd. Come see us. Come join us. Information: (918) 876-7245.
BEGINNERS LINE DANCING, 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Kiwanis Senior Citizens Center, 119 Spaulding Blvd. Free to everyone. Information: (918) 683-3572.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 15, 9 a.m.-noon Tuesdays through Thursdays, 4021 W. Broadway. All veterans and families are invited. Post members and veterans are encouraged to visit as they are able. Coffee will be available to guests. For the health and comfort of all, there will be no use of any tobacco products and no alcohol consumption. Information: (918) 616-8756, between 9:30 a.m.- 6 p.m.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 241, Dinner at 6:30 p.m. and meeting at 7 p.m. first Tuesday of every month, Batfish-Muskogee War Memorial Park, 3500 Batfish Road. Information: (918) 464-2981.
BINGO AND LUNCH, Complimentary meal served at 11:30 a.m. the first Tuesday of each month, followed by a free bingo session at the Porum Landing Fire Department, eight miles west of Porum on Texanna Road or nine miles east of U.S. 69 on Texanna Road. Meals also will be served on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. Blood pressure and glucose testing will be available at 10:45 a.m. Information: (918) 617-4743.
MOVIES AT THE ROXY, Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and movies start at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, The Roxy Theater, 220 W. Okmulgee Ave. Aug. 20, Free event! Come support BareBones Film Arts Society Movie Club as they present independent short films from genres ranging from Sci-Fi, Animation, Faith, Comedy and Adventure. Rated PG, family friendly. Concessions will be available. Debit/credit cards accepted. Information: (918) 684-6366.
ORIENTAL MASONIC LODGE #430 meets at 6:30 p.m. first Tuesday of each month. Information: (918) 616-5306 or email@example.com.
POOL LEAGUES, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, VFW, 3811 W. Okmulgee Ave. 8-Ball on Tuesday, BCA on Wednesday, 9-Ball on Thursday, 8-Ball tournament on Friday. Scotch doubles every second and fourth Saturday. Information: (918) 683-5230.
RED HAT SOCIETY, 6 p.m. first Tuesday of the month at Cowboys. Information: Gracie Cox, (918) 683-0528.
ZUMBA WITH RACHEL MEINERSHAGEN, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Strictly Fitness. Information: (918) 683-2639.
CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP, 1 p.m. on the last Wednesday of every month, First Baptist Church Parlor Room, 111 S. Seventh St. All caregivers welcome. Feel free to come and share. Information: Stacy Williamson, Caregiver Director, (918) 913-9585 or (918) 682-7891.
LINE DANCING LESSONS, 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Hatbox Dance Building, 540 S. 40th St. Beginners to intermediate. Cost: $5 per person. No alcohol or smoking allowed. All ages welcome. Information: Stephanie Tippie, (918) 869-8544.
MUSKOGEE BREAKFAST OPTIMIST CLUB, 7-7:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Catfish Ranch, South 69 Highway. Gather and have breakfast 6:30-7 a.m. New members welcome. Information: (918) 625-8501.
MUSKOGEE FARMERS' MARKET, 8 a.m.-noon Wednesdays, Muskogee Civic Center, 425 Boston St.
VETERANS JOB CLUB, meets fourth Wednesday of each month, 10 a.m., Muskogee Workforce Office.
HERO (HELPING EVERYONE RECOVER AND OVERCOME) MEETING, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Christ Kingdom Builders Church, 1801 Baltimore Ave. Information: (918) 681-1817.
PTSD DISCUSSION GROUP, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Thursdays, Ark of Faith, 401 E. Broadway. Open to anyone with PTSD. Each month, they address one of the 12 symptoms.
VETERANS GUITAR CLASSES, 6:15-8:15 p.m. every Thursday (except on holidays), Ark of Faith, 401 E. Broadway. Taught by Steve House. Diversity inclusive. Guitars are donated. Complete the course to keep the guitar! Information: Sally, (918) 682-8411 after 10 a.m.
WARNER PUBLIC LIBRARY, story time for 3- and 4-year-olds, 10 a.m. Thursdays, 207 Eighth St., Warner. Information: (918) 463-2363.
LINE DANCING, 10-11:30 a.m. first, second, and fourth Thursdays of the month, 1-2:30 p.m. the third Thursday, Kiwanis Senior Citizens Center, 119 Spaulding Blvd. Free. Information: (918) 683-3572 or (918) 684-6310.
FORT GIBSON WOMEN'S CLUB MEETING, second Thursday each month. Formal meetings September through December. From June through August, they meet in various area restaurants to share ideas and for fellowship. New members always welcome. Information: Linda, (918) 686-3917; Judy, (918) 519-9840; Martha, (918) 478-3015; or Mary Jane, (918) 931-7953.
HONORING VETERANS LUNCH, noon to 1:05 p.m. Thursdays, Ark of Faith, 401 E. Broadway. Homemade church-prepared and restaurant-donated meals. No cost. Everyone is welcome.
INDIAN TACO LUNCH, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. the first Thursday of each month, D D Etchieson Indian United Methodist Church, 412 W. Seneca, Tahlequah, near the Methodist Home. Cost: $8 per person and includes dessert and drink. To-go orders available. Call (918) 772-5055 to place an order or to get information.
QUILTING B'S SEWING GROUP, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays, Cookson United Methodist Church, 21685 W. Cookson Bend Road, Cookson.
SAINT FRANCIS HOSPITAL MUSKOGEE STROKE SUPPORT GROUP, 4-5 p.m. third Thursday of each month, Saint Francis Hospital Muskogee Rehabilitation Dining Room, 300 Rockefeller Drive. Information: (918) 684-2420.
SAVE OUR WATER LAKE EUFAULA meets at 8 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month at Eufaula's First United Methodist Church, 220 S. Main St. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRINITY MASONIC LODGE #502 meets at 6:30 p.m. first Thursday of each month. Information: (918) 616-5306 or email@example.com.
CROSS MANIA, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Strictly Fitness. Information: (918) 683-2639.
MUSKOGEE RUNNING CLUB, 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Indian Bowl. Free for all runners. Information: Martin Updike, firstname.lastname@example.org or (918) 577-1956.
CELEBRATE RECOVERY, 6 p.m. Fridays, New Hope Assembly of God, 110 W. 58th St. For transportation: (918) 351-5218 or (918) 348-0424.
FREE ADDICTIONS PROGRAM, 7 p.m. Fridays, Liberty Baptist Temple, 821 Gibson St. Free to all who are addicted to drugs, gambling, alcohol, cigarettes, immorality, or more. Information: (918) 682-9999.
DUSK TIL DAWN BLUES FESTIVAL, 5 p.m.-5 a.m. Aug. 30-Sept. 1, 103020 D.C. Minner St., Rentiesville. 30 blues bands on three stages. $18 a day. Kids under 12 free. Information: dcminnerblues.com or (918) 855-0978.
FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES #4042, 9 p.m. Fridays, 4090 Chandler Road. $5 for members and $7 for non-members.
PLUMB THEATRE CONCERTS, Fridays, Plumb Theatre, 5 1/2 miles east of Eufaula on Oklahoma 9 at Longtown. Plumb Theatre is a family-friendly theater with no smoking or alcohol allowed. Concessions available. Information/tickets: (918) 452-2020.
DANCE, 7-9 p.m. Fridays, Tahlequah Senior Citizens Center, 230 E. First St. Music by The High Mileage Band. Featuring classic country and 50s rock. Cost: $5 cover per person. Open to the public. Coffee and snacks provided. Come meet new friends and enjoy the fun. Information: (918) 456-0792; or (918) 530-2246.
CHRISTIAN COFFEEHOUSE, 8-11 p.m. fourth Friday of September, Ark of Faith, 401 E. Broadway. Coffeehouse encourages original works and offers a place to practice, share, learn and fellowship. Information: Sally, (918) 682-8411, after 10 a.m.
MATT PADEN SPONTANEOUS REALISM PAINTING CLASS, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 24, Muskogee Art Guild, 211 W. Broadway. $115 for non members or $100 for members. All materials supplied.
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST, 7-10 a.m., first Saturday of the month, American Legion Post 20, 201 Railroad and Walnut streets, Fort Gibson. Cost: $6. Pancakes, sausage, eggs, biscuits, and gravy. Information: Tim Smith, (918) 577-8738.
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT DAY BENEFIT BREAKFAST, 7-10 a.m., third Saturday of the month, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 7, 4815 W. Okmulgee Ave. Cost: $5, all you can eat. Menu: Eggs, sausage, biscuits, sausage gravy, pancakes, coffee, milk, juice and chocolate milk. Proceeds directly support local Disabled American Veterans and their families. Information: Melvin Francis, (918) 490-3134.
BENEFIT BREAKFAST, 7 to 9:30 a.m., first Saturday of each month at Porum Landing Fire Department, eight miles west of Porum on Texanna Road or nine miles east of U.S. 69 on Texanna Road. Breakfast will be Harry's biscuits with sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, hash browns, grits, coffee, and orange juice. Proceeds help fund emergency and medical emergency services offered by the Porum Landing Fire Department. Information: (918) 617-4743.
SIXTH ANNUAL LAKE TENKILLER CLASSIC CARS AND COLLECTIBLES-SPAGHETTI DINNER, 5-8 p.m. Aug. 17, Cookson United Methodist Church, 21685 W. Cookson Bend Road, Cookson. Everyone is invited. Donations for the dinner are appreciated. Proceeds will go to the Oklahoma Volunteers in Mission Disaster Relief. The proceeds will help those in Green Country who experienced floods or other natural disasters. Information: please call and leave a message (918) 457-5717 or (214) 215-8306.
DOORWAYS OF HOPE, Saturdays, Central Baptist Church, 624 East Side Blvd. 5 p.m. meal, 6 p.m. big meeting, 7 p.m. small group meeting. For transportation: (918) 360-5061 or (918) 683-2946.
MUSKOGEE SWIM & FITNESS FAMILY SWIM, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays and 1-4:30 p.m. Sundays, Muskogee Swim & Fitness Center, 566 N. Sixth St. Cost: $3. Information: (918) 684-6304 or www.cityofmuskogee.com.
ELTON JOHN & BILLY JOEL TRIBUTE CONCERT, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 7, Legacy On Main Street, 224 N. Main St., Eufaula. Dinner/concert: $45. Concert only: $25. Advance purchase required. Purchase tickets at www.LegacyOnMainStreet.com or at Our Favorite Place, 127 N. Main St., Eufaula.
FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES MUSKOGEE AERIE #4042 JAMFEST, 10 a.m.-midnight Sept. 14, 4090 Chandler Road. Advanced tickets: $20 with meal. At the door tickets: $25 with meal. All proceeds benefit The Barracks and Kelly B. Todd Fraternal Order of Eagles. Information: email@example.com, www.facebook.com/foe4042 or (314) 662-0840.
MODERN OKLAHOMA JAZZ ORCHESTRA, between noon and 2 p.m. Aug. 17, Guthrie Green, Tulsa. Under the direction of Dr. Mike Moore, and featuring three Muskogee area musicians. Adam White, of Fort Gibson, will be featured trumpet soloist on band member Jim Kirk's arrangement of El Deguello (No Quarter) from the film Rio Bravo, and Jim Gilmartin, of Muskogee, will be soloing on trumpet as well on the tune Corner pocket, made popular by the Count Basie Orchestra as well as No Blues like Good Blues, an original piece written for the band by Steve Briggs, also of Muskogee. Information: Chilionthegreen.com or Steve Collins, (918) 281-9959.
PLUMB PURE COUNTRY, 7 p.m. Saturdays, Plumb Theatre, 5 1/2 miles east of Eufaula on Oklahoma 9 at Longtown. Doors open at 6 p.m. Plumb Theatre is a family-friendly theater with no smoking or alcohol allowed. Concessions available. Information/tickets: (918) 452-2020 or (918) 360-9359.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 15 SATURDAY NIGHT DANCE, 7 p.m. Saturdays, American Legion Post 15, 40th and Broadway. Must be 21 or older. No smoking. Line dancing, two-step, waltz. Live music. Information: (918) 310-9145.
MOTORCYCLE DINNER RUN, 5 p.m. Saturdays, weather permitting. Everyone is welcome. Dinner afterward. For meeting location, call Steve Hill, (918) 441-1352 or Lorraine Hill, (918) 913-1690.
MUSKOGEE FARMERS' MARKET, 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Muskogee Civic Center, 425 Boston St.
MUSKOGEE'S GOT TALENT!, 1 p.m. the first Saturday of every month through September and 6 p.m. Oct. 5. October's Talent Show will begin will be the finale for all of the prior 1st place winners to compete against each other. It is free for anyone to participate but is $5 for others to attend. To get an application just call (918) 684-6366. Debit/Credit Cards accepted. Concessions available. Information: (918) 684-6366.
POP UP SHOPS DOWNTOWN FESTIVAL, Third Saturday of every month, Eufaula. Information: (918) 605-7405.
TAHLEQUAH COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE 46th SEASON, Sept. 20-22, 27-29, "Mamma Mia"; Nov. 8-10, 15-17, "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night"; Feb. 14-16, 21-23, "Arsenic and Old Lace"; April 17-19, 24-26, "Drop Dead." All shows are dinner theater performances and are performed at the Tahlequah Armory Municipal Center, 100 N. Water Ave., Tahlequah. Tickets are available on www.tcpok.com (click on the tickets tab). Box office phone number is (918) 822-4440.